space
space
head
head head head
Home Contact RSS Feed
COMICS   •   MOVIES   •   MUSIC   •   TELEVISION   •   GAMES   •   BOOKS
‘Die Hard’ Gets Its Very Own Holiday Trailer
space
The Movie God   |  @   |  
space

Die Hard Holiday Trailer

Whether you consider it a Christmas movie or not, I think we can all agree that Die Hard is freakin’ awesome.

20th Century Fox sure thinks it’s a Christmas movie, dubbing it “The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told.” To take that a step further, they’ve released a new holiday trailer for the movie, which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. You can check it out below.

...continue reading »
space
 
Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2018: Comic Books and Graphic Novels
space
Henchman21   |  @   |  
space

Holiday Comics Gift Guide 2018

I’ve long maintained that comics are the greatest Christmas present since there is a comic for everyone you know, even if they don’t know it yet. So, take a look at the list of titles below and see if there’s something out there for someone you know. Or maybe just pick up something for yourself, because there’s nothing wrong with that. We’ve assembled for you a list of some of the best comics collections that have been released this year, so let’s all find something to curl up with beside a nice fire.

See here below for our Holiday Geek Gift Guide 2018 for Comic Books and Graphic Novels.

...continue reading »
space
 
Book Review: Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History
space
Dr. Zaius   |  @   |  
space

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History review

Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History
Hardcover
By James Mottram & David S. Cohen
Foreword by John McTiernan
Publisher: Insight Editions
Release date: October 30, 2018

In this writer’s opinion, Die Hard is the greatest action film ever made. Based on Roderick Thorp’s Nothing Lasts Forever, John McTiernan’s 1988 classic combined all the elements that make for the perfect action movie: a great protagonist, an equally detestable villain, tremendous action set pieces, and insanely quotable dialogue. It made the careers of its stars, Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, and it proved that an ’80s blockbuster didn’t need a muscle-bound hero to sell tickets. Willis played John McClane like the everyman who wanted to be a Will Rogers-esque cowboy, and Rickman’s delightfully evil Hans Gruber became the prototype for action bad guys. 30 years and 4 sequels later, James Mottram and David S. Cohen along with Insight Editions bring you Die Hard: The Ultimate Visual History. This epic 230+ page book is the perfect holiday gift for the Die Hard enthusiast in your life.

...continue reading »
space
 
Happy 30th Anniversary To ‘Die Hard,’ The Greatest Action Movie Of All Time!
space
Dr. Zaius   |  @   |  
space

Die Hard Bruce Willis

Last weekend my kids and I saw Skyscraper, a decent if not unnecessary action thriller starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Paying so much homage it bordered on full ripoff, Skyscraper embraced its parallels to both The Towering Inferno and Die Hard in the marketing of the film. In the end, nearly every critic called it for what it was: another in a long line of Die Hard clones that are summed up by the now almost cliche “Die Hard in a _______.”

Die Hard came out 30 years ago this month (July 15, 1988). The film launched careers and redefined the action genre. It is, in my opinion, the greatest action movie ever made and one of the few perfect films. Based on Roderick Thorp’s 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, Die Hard was directed by John McTiernan and of course starred Bruce Willis as sarcastic New York City cop John McClane out west in LA to reconnect with his estranged wife (Bonnie Bedelia) over Christmas. McTiernan is a hugely underrated action director with Predator, The Hunt for Red October, Die Hard With a Vengeance, and the silly Last Action Hero under his belt.

...continue reading »
space
 
NYCC 2017 Spotlight: ‘A Die Hard Christmas’ Author Doogie Horner
space
Olympus Athens   |  @   |  
space

Die Hard Doogie Horner NYCC 2017

New York Comic-Con stormed the Javits Center this weekend, and one of my favorite booths was Booth #1946 for publisher Insight Editions. Just browsing the beautifully bound, wonderfully illustrated volumes was enough, but then I spied a holiday gift for my husband – A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic by Doogie Horner.

...continue reading »
space
 
Celebrities Remember ‘Harry Potter’ Star Alan Rickman
space
Pfeff-Bot   |  
space

Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman, the beloved British actor whose influence has spanned generations, passed away today after a battle with cancer. The 69-year-old actor was best known to recent generations as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series, but also had notable roles in Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and in the cult favorite Galaxy Quest.

Fans of the Harry Potter series take the news of Rickman’s passing as a particular blow considering Snape’s tragic story of lost love and his heroic death. As the news spreads, photos and memories of the actor are making their rounds on the internet. See below for some of what is being said about the extraordinary actor.

...continue reading »
space
 
Alan Rickman, Star Of ‘Die Hard,’ Harry Potter,’ and So Much More, Has Died
space
The Movie God   |  @   |  
space

Alan Rickman

It’s being reported that Alan Rickman, star of movies like Die Hard, the Harry Potter franchise, and so much more, has passed away at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. The actor’s passing was confirmed by his family, who said Rickman died in London while surrounded by his loved ones.

Rickman was best known for his film roles, including the villainous Hans Gruber in the original Die Hard and Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movie franchise. He also starred in Truly Madly Deeply, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense and Sensibility, Michael Collins, Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Love Actually, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Perfume: The Story of a Murder, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Bottle Shock, Alice in Wonderland, Lee Daniel’s The Butler, and most recently A Little Chaos, which he also directed (his second directorial effort after 1997’s The Winter Guest), and Eye in the Sky. He also completed work voicing the Blue Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass.

...continue reading »
space
 
Honest Trailers Takes On ‘Die Hard’
space
Dr. Zaius   |  @   |  
space

Honest Trailer Die Hard

Whenever a conversation arises about “best movie ever,” there is usually a massive debate. You get your Citizen Kane fans, your Godfather followers, and some usual suspects who prefer Casablanca. But when the discussion narrows to “best action movie ever” there is usually little debate. The overwhelming favorite is… Die Hard. But more than that, it may also be the best Christmas movie of all time! And it’s within this context that my personal choice for Greatest Action Movie Ever, gets the final Honest Trailer of 2015.

Check out the Honest Trailer below.

...continue reading »
space
 
‘Die Hard: Year One’ Could Be Both A Prequel and Sequel To The Original
space
BAADASSSSS!   |  
space

Die Hard

It was inevitable. A sixth Die Hard has officially entered the development stage over at 20th Century Fox. Bruce Willis will be returning for another go-around as heroic New York cop John McClane, an ordinary guy who always finds himself embroiled in extraordinary situations that usually involve a high body count and billions of dollars in property damage.

Len Wiseman, who directed 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, is in negotiations with the studio to return to the franchise. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will serve as producer.

...continue reading »
space
 
Actor and Comedian Rick Ducommun Of ‘The ‘Burbs’ and ‘Groundhog Day’ Has Died
space
BAADASSSSS!   |  
space

Rick Ducommun

Actor, writer, and stand-up comic Rick Ducommun, best known for his hilarious performances in such classics of cinematic comedy as The ‘Burbs and Groundhog Day, has passed away. He was 58.

Born on July 3, 1956 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Ducommun began his acting career on the short-lived Canadian children’s television program Zig Zag. After a series of bit parts in various films and TV shows, he co-starred with future Oscar-winning superstar Tom Hanks in the cult classic dark comedy The ‘Burbs as a paranoid suburbanite who suspects that the new family in their neighborhood are a gang of Satan-worshiping psychopaths.

...continue reading »
space
space « Previous Articles space space
space
space
Geeks of Doom on Instagram Follow Geeks of Doom on Tumblr space
Geeks of Doom on YouTube Geeks of Doom on Pinterest
Geeks of Doom Email Digest Geeks of Doom RSS Feed space
space
Holiday Gift Guide
space
Amazon.com
space
space
space
space
space
space
The Drill Down Podcast TARDISblend Podcast Westworld Podcast
space
2018  ·   2017  ·   2016  ·   2015  ·   2014  ·   2013  ·   2012  ·   2011  ·   2010  ·   2009  ·   2008  ·   2007  ·   2006  ·   2005
space
Geeks of Doom is proudly powered by WordPress.

Students of the Unusual™ comic cover used with permission of 3BoysProductions
The Mercuri Bros.™ comic cover used with permission of Prodigal Son Press

Geeks of Doom is designed and maintained by our geeky webmaster
All original content copyright ©2005-2018 Geeks of Doom
All external content copyright of its respective owner, except where noted
space
Creative Commons License
This website is licensed under
a Creative Commons License.
space
About | Privacy Policy | Contact
space